Afternoon Doubloons – Han Solo, Jack Bauer, Gremlins Tee & More.

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It’s time for the UK to apologise to Australia’s indigenous people – (The Guardian)

The undetectable serial killer theory – (Edward James Edwards)

Netflix has a ton of hidden categories and here’s how to find them – (The Medium)

Jack Bauer is gone as Fox moves on with a new series of 24 with a new leading character – (Nerdist)

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Han Solo prequel won’t be an origin story after all – (Sequels Prequels)

Gremlins tribute t-shirt now available at Stealthy Giant – (Stealthy Giant)

Boy in Messi bag footbal shirt has been found – (BBC News)

A 45 minute behind-the-scens documentary on the filming of The Revenant – (YouTube)

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The Behind-The Scenes Reel For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Mesmerising.

Soak it up. Soak it all up.

Above is the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes reel, shown yesterday to fans at the San Diego Comic Con.

This glorious and surprisingly moving footage gives us a tiny insight at the practical effects and sets used in the movie and the determination by cast and crew to deliver a film which fans will love. With a few surprises along the way.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on December 18th.

 

Han Solo Prequel Slated For 2018.

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In an exciting official announcement there will now be a Han Solo prequel, as part of the Star Wars anthology series of movies, which will stand-alone from the forthcoming new Star Wars trilogy.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo behind The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, will direct the movie which will be based on a script by the legendary Lawrence Kasden, a man who previously co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back, The Return Of The Jedi and the forthcoming Force Awakens.

The Han Solo movie will be a prequel as we journey back to explore exactly how Solo ended up as the most famous space smuggler and thief in that galaxy far, far away.

The Han Solo prequel is slated fro release on May 25th, 2018.

Avast! Second Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer.

Ignoring the abominations which were Episodes 1,2 and 3 this new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks every bit as good as I had imagined.

Yes, it’s early days yet and the film doesn’t go on general release unitl Christmas but it already feels like it belongs alongside the original trilogy and if the final frame of this trailer doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then you are clinically dead my friend.

TIE Fighter – An 80s Anime Themed Star Wars Short

This amazing animated short by artist Paul Johnson pays homage to the late 80s early 90s Japanese anime style TV programmes of that era.

TIE Fighter  is a work of passion by Johnson and it shows. It took him four years to painstakingly hand draw the entire short. He explains:

“What if there was an Empire-focused short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.”

There is no need to apologise Paul. You nailed it!

Avast! Trailer For Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Here it is! It’s finally here, the first trailer for J.J.Abrams’ Star Wars movie.

Soak it in, drink it up watch it as many times as necessary. I’m man enough to admit this but I just got a little misty eyed watching this.